For the second time, the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) will organise a panel discussion under the auspices of the German Maritime Institute as a follow-up to the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Berlin. The COE CSW, as a MSC cooperation partner, organiser and supporter of two maritime roundtables, will report on this year’s conference and organise a corresponding panel discussion. This discussion will take place on the 26th of February 2020 to include scientific staff and advisors of Bundestag members, military attachés of adjacent nations of the ARCTIC and the South China Sea Region as well as representatives of German ministries and interested parties invited to the British Embassy.
Dr. Sarah Kirchberger, Institute for Security Policy at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel & Head of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security and Dr. Michael Paul, German Institute for International and Security Affairs/Stiftung Wissenschaft & Politik (SWP) will discuss the topic “China's engagement in the South China Sea and in the Arctic - Return of the great power competition with conflict potential? What options does the West have for action?". The moderator will be Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, International Politics, Research Centre RISK & Head of Institute METIS.